Higher Education

Secondary School Literacy Instruction, 11th Edition

  • Betty D. Roe Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville
  • Nancy J. Kolodziej Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville
  • Barbara D. Stoodt-Hill John Tyler Community College and Old Dominion University
  • Paul C. Burns Late of University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • ISBN-10: 1133938965  |  ISBN-13: 9781133938965
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $203.25
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Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students' progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including "Meeting the Challenge," which puts ideas into classroom practice, and "Focus on English Language Learners" and "Focus on Struggling Readers," which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • "Focus on English Language Learners" and "Struggling Readers" features highlight the important applications for students with special needs in separate, easy-to-locate sections in each chapter.
  • Chapter 1, "Content Area Literacy in a Changing World," features a section on digital literacy, fluency, gender issues, writing instruction, and the impact of legislation such as the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • TeachSource Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. These videos are enhanced by classroom artifacts, viewing questions, interview transcripts, key terms, and bonus video footage.
  • A matrix of content area coverage on the text's endpapers indicates pages on which various content areas are referenced, enhancing the text's relevance to prospective content area secondary teachers. Similarly, for added convenience, a content area marginal icon highlights specific content material (math, science, English, history) as it appears in the text.

Table of Contents

1. Content Area Literacy in a Changing World.
2. Integrating Technology in Content Area Literacy Instruction.
3. Content Literacy Assessment.
4.Vocabulary Development.
5. The Process of Constructing Meaning from Texts.
6. Strategies for Constructing Meaning from Texts.
7. Location and Organization of Information.
8. Reading–Study Strategies for Textbook Use.
9. Writing in the Content Areas.
10. Literature-Based and Thematic Approaches to Content Area Teaching.
11. Reading in the Content Areas: I.
12. Reading in the Content Areas: II.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • NEW grade 6/7-12 curriculum examples from math, science, social studies, physical education, business education, human ecology, language arts, reading & writing English, art, music, and agriculture give readers more resources for their classroom.
  • Updated references and All updated research ensure that this textbook provides the most important and up-to-date information on literacy.
  • NEW coverage of Common Core Standards including the effects on policy, practice, and assessment makes relevant for today's schools and ensures that readers have the most current information on how the national standards should be incorporated for the course.
  • INCREASED coverage of English Language Learners highlights important resources and strategies for working with English learners.
  • INCREASED coverage of Gifted/Talented learners give suggestions and tips for working with this school population.
  • UPDATED coverage of Technology Literacy in Chapter 2, plus new technology coverage throughout, including coverage of social media, vocabulary, internet searches, Wikis, etc. ensures that readers are aware of how to fully incorporate the ever changing world of technology into their course.
  • NEW coverage of Updated IRA Standards for Reading Professionals (2010) are given to ensure that readers are aware of the most current standards and their implications.
  • EXPANDED coverage of Graphic Novels is included allowing readers to more fully understand how to use this technology.
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    ISBN-10: 1285085337 | ISBN-13: 9781285085333

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Efficacy and Outcomes


"This text is a thorough one that covers current issues in teaching content area literacy."

— Kathy S. Froelich, Florida State University

"Very informational, student friendly, great resources!"

— Oney Graham, Campbell University


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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 128508781X | ISBN-13: 9781285087818)

Written by the authors, the Instructor's Manual contains model syllabi, learning objectives, chapter outlines, teaching and learning strategies, and instructional materials. Test items include multiple-choice, true/false, completion, essay/case analysis and performance-based assessment items.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Betty D. Roe

Betty Roe is Professor Emerita at Tennessee Technological University. She formerly was the Director of the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning Program and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Ed.D. at the University of Tennessee in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading emphasis. She is the senior author of SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION, 10th Edition; INFORMAL READING INVENTORY, 8th Edition; and TEACHING READING IN TODAY’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, 11th Edition; all published by Cengage Learning.

Barbara D. Stoodt-Hill

Barbara Stoodt-Hill earned her Ph.D. at Ohio State University (1970) in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and the Language Arts, Literature. Her most recent area of interest is children's and adolescent literature. She is a retired instructor from the University of Cincinnati, and is currently consulting and tutoring secondary and post-secondary struggling readers in Richmond, Virginia.